Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose..............J.B.S. Haldane
Quantum Mechanics is not only stranger than you imagine, but stranger than you can imagine ............(a version attributed to Richard Feynman)
President Bush has admitted authorizing what appear to be clearly illegal wiretaps on US citizens. This David E Sanger New York Times Story has some of the details. Once again, the President claims a justification in the form of another John Woo special opinion - (remember him, the torture is not torture guy?) - holding again that the President is above the Law. Josh Marshall is all over this story. There is little doubt that the actions of the President and his subordinates constitute a felonious violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act but, naturally, little prospect that they will actually be prosecuted.
UPDATE: As commenter Levi pointed out, I should have said John Yoo, not John Woo.
So who is really the worst President of the last 75 years or so? Three major contenders have to be Nixon, W. Bush, and Trump. Nixon was the only one driven out of office for his criminal conduct, but the fact is, he did some good stuff too, so let's drop him as a contender. Trump is a terrible president, a rotten human being, and quite likely far gone into senility. He is also likely a traitor.
By contrast, Bush seems to be a decent and personable human being, but I still have to give him the ribbon. Evidence:
1) He was warned that bin Laden was planning a big attack on the US, but instead of acting, he mocked his briefer and did nothing - thousands of Americans died.
2) After the attack, he rushed to spirit the bin Laden family out of the country, shielding them from interrogation. He also actively covered up the heavy involvement of Saudis in the attack.
3) He made only a half-hearted attempt to capture bin Laden, and let him escape in order to pursue a war against a comp…
My favorite answer: Physicists
are ungainly, untalented, unattractive, unpopular, and predominately
undesirable people, who weren’t good at sports and couldn’t get dates in
high school. This freed up their time for math and/or science, which
they happened to be good at/interested in. Physicists, therefore, spend
their whole lives in their niche, using their one ability trying to
achieve fame and acceptance in an academic context. Also, they can’t
Frankly, I got to say the "can't dance" part stung a bit.